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All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.152the longer kept, the less worth. Off with't while 'tisThe longer kept, the lesse worth: Off with't while 'tis
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.129I cannot give thee less, to be called grateful.I cannot giue thee lesse to be cal'd gratefull:
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.328Of that and all the progress more and lessOf that and all the progresse more and lesse,
Antony and CleopatraAC I.iv.40.2I should have known no less.I should haue knowne no lesse,
Antony and CleopatraAC II.i.31.2I could have given less matterI could haue giuen lesse matter
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.10The mered question. 'Twas a shame no lessThe meered question? 'Twas a shame no lesse
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xiv.60The courage of a woman; less noble mindThe Courage of a Woman, lesse Noble minde
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.18No less beg than a kingdom. If he pleaseNo lesse begge then a Kingdome: If he please
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.360No less in pity than his glory whichNo lesse in pitty, then his Glory which
As You Like ItAYL I.i.104stay behind her; she is at the court, and no less belovedstay behind her; she is at the Court, and no lesse beloued
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.170thought no less. That flattering tongue of yours wonthought no lesse: that flattering tongue of yours wonne
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.182With no less religion than if thou wert indeedWith no lesse religion, then if thou wert indeed
As You Like ItAYL V.iv.145Even daughter, welcome, in no less degree.Euen daughter welcome, in no lesse degree.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.ii.31Less in your knowledge and your grace you show notLesse in your knowledge, and your grace you show not,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iv.44His incivility confirms no less.His inciuility confirmes no lesse:
CoriolanusCor I.iii.23none less dear than thine and my good Martius, I hadnone lesse deere then thine, and my good Martius, I had
CoriolanusCor I.iv.14No, nor a man that fears you less than he:No, nor a man that feares you lesse then he,
CoriolanusCor I.v.23.2Thy friend no lessThy Friend no lesse,
CoriolanusCor I.ix.22Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement,worse then a Theft, / No lesse then a Traducement,
CoriolanusCor II.ii.124The common muck of the world. He covets lessThe common Muck of the World: he couets lesse
CoriolanusCor II.iii.129Done many things, some less, some more. Your voices!done many things, some lesse, some more: / Your Voyces?
CoriolanusCor II.iii.185That as his worthy deeds did claim no lessThat as his worthy deeds did clayme no lesse
CoriolanusCor III.i.102If they be senators; and they are no lessIf they be Senators: and they are no lesse,
CoriolanusCor III.i.150You that will be less fearful than discreet,You that will be lesse fearefull, then discreet,
CoriolanusCor III.ii.20With striving less to be so. Lesser had beenWith striuing lesse to be so: Lesser had bin
CoriolanusCor III.ii.48You adopt your policy, how is it less or worseYou adopt your policy: How is it lesse or worse
CoriolanusCor IV.v.238Reason: because they then lessReason, because they then lesse
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.94Against us brats with no less confidenceAgainst vs Brats, with no lesse Confidence,
CoriolanusCor IV.vii.20And so he thinks, and is no less apparentAnd so he thinkes, and is no lesse apparant
CoriolanusCor V.i.19When it was less expected. He replied,When it was lesse expected. He replyed
CoriolanusCor V.i.22Very well. Could he say less?Very well, could he say lesse.
CoriolanusCor V.iii.194A mother less? Or granted less, Aufidius?A Mother lesse? or granted lesse Auffidius?
CoriolanusCor V.vi.44.1For no less spoil than glory – For no lesse Spoile, then Glory.
CoriolanusCor V.vi.80With no less honour to the AntiatesWith no lesse Honor to the Antiates
CymbelineCym I.iv.15As little as a crow, or less, ere leftAs little as a Crow, or lesse, ere left
CymbelineCym I.v.7You speak of him when he was less furnished thanYou speake of him when he was lesse furnish'd, then
CymbelineCym I.v.21taking a beggar without less quality. But how comestaking a Begger without lesse quality. But how comes
CymbelineCym I.v.25have been often bound for no less than my life. – haue bin often bound for no lesse then my life.
CymbelineCym I.v.58less attemptable than any the rarest of our ladies inlesse attemptible then any, the rarest of our Ladies in
CymbelineCym II.iv.167Or less; at first? Perchance he spoke not, butOr lesse; at first? Perchance he spoke not, but
CymbelineCym III.i.6Famous in Caesar's praises, no whit less(Famous in Casars prayses, no whit lesse
CymbelineCym III.iv.9Into a haviour of less fear, ere wildnessInto a hauiour of lesse feare, ere wildnesse
CymbelineCym III.v.6To show less sovereignty than they, must needsTo shew lesse Soueraignty then they, must needs
CymbelineCym III.vii.50Been less, and so more equal ballastingBin lesse, and so more equall ballasting
CymbelineCym III.vii.66The night to th' owl and morn to th' lark less welcome.The Night to'th'Owle, / And Morne to th'Larke lesse welcome.
CymbelineCym IV.i.10no less young, more strong, not beneath him in fortunes,no lesse young, more strong, not beneath him in Fortunes,
CymbelineCym IV.ii.243Great griefs, I see, medicine the less; for ClotenGreat greefes I see med'cine the lesse: For Cloten
CymbelineCym IV.ii.375Thou mov'st no less with thy complaining thanThou mou'st no lesse with thy complaining, then
CymbelineCym IV.ii.384No less beloved. The Roman emperor's lettersNo lesse belou'd. The Romane Emperors Letters
CymbelineCym IV.iii.29Your preparation can affront no lessYour preparation can affront no lesse
CymbelineCym V.i.33The fashion less without, and more within.The fashion lesse without, and more within.
CymbelineCym V.v.225Be villainy less than 'twas. O Innogen!Be villany lesse then 'twas. Oh Imogen!
HamletHam I.ii.65A little more than kin, and less than kind!A little more then kin, and lesse then kinde.
HamletHam I.ii.110And with no less nobility of loveAnd with no lesse Nobility of Loue,
HamletHam II.ii.95.2More matter, with less art.More matter, with lesse Art.
HamletHam II.ii.489With less remorse than Pyrrhus' bleeding swordWith lesse remorse then Pyrrhus bleeding sword
HamletHam II.ii.529Use them after your own honour and dignity. The lessvse them after your own Honor and Dignity. The lesse
HamletHam IV.vii.77Yet needful too, for youth no less becomes
HamletHam V.ii.45Without debatement further, more or less,Without debatement further, more or lesse,
HamletHam V.ii.351So tell him, with th' occurrents, more and less,So tell him with the occurrents more and lesse,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.166 speak more or less than truth, they are villains and thespeake more or lesse then truth, they are villaines, and the
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iii.68The more and less came in with cap and knee,The more and lesse came in with Cap and Knee,
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iv.34I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear,I hope no lesse? Yet needfull 'tis to feare,
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.iv.163grow less, for I'll purge, and leave sack, and livegrow lesse? For Ile purge, and leaue Sacke, and liue
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.209And more and less do flock to follow him.And more, and lesse, do flocke to follow him.
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.140in less.in lesse.
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.7Less noise, less noise!Lesse noyse, lesse noyse.
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.162Other, less fine in carat, is more precious,Other, lesse fine in Charract, is more precious,
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.ii.110And not less happy, having such a sonAnd no lesse happy, hauing such a Sonne,
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.v.55Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace;Make lesse thy body (hence) and more thy Grace,
Henry VH5 II.ii.39We judge no less. Uncle of Exeter,We Iudge no lesse. Vnkle of Exeter,
Henry VH5 II.ii.92This knight, no less for bounty bound to usThis Knight no lesse for bounty bound to Vs
Henry VH5 III.chorus.2In motion of no less celerityIn motion of no lesse celeritie
Henry VH5 IV.i.241Wherein thou art less happy being feared,Wherein thou art lesse happy, being fear'd,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.8And his achievements of no less account.And his atchieuements of no lesse account:
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.67I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited,I finde thou art no lesse then Fame hath bruited,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.v.100Was nothing less than bloody tyranny.Was nothing lesse then bloody Tyranny.
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.130Much less to take occasion from their mouthsMuch lesse to take occasion from their mouthes,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iv.34I owe him little duty, and less love,I owe him little Dutie, and lesse Loue,
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.iii.26And go in peace, Humphrey, no less belovedAnd goe in peace, Humfrey, no lesse belou'd,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.iii.9And to speak truth, thou deservest no less.And to speake truth, thou deseru'st no lesse.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.i.85To weep is to make less the depth of grief;To weepe, is to make lesse the depth of greefe:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.i.56More than I seem, and less than I was born to:More then I seeme, and lesse then I was born to:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.i.57A man at least, for less I should not be;A man at least, for lesse I should not be:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.10It were no less; but yet I'll make a pause.It were no lesse, but yet Ile make a pawse.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.i.101I blame not her, she could say little less;I blame not her; she could say little lesse:
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vii.22True, my good lord, I know you for no less.True, my good Lord, I know you for no lesse.
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.iv.62I thought no less; it is his policyI thought no lesse: it is his Policie,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.vi.50And yet brought forth less than a mother's hope,And yet brought forth lesse then a Mothers hope,
Henry VIIIH8 I.iv.68This night to meet here, they could do no less,This night to meet heere they could doe no lesse,
Henry VIIIH8 II.ii.110A woman of less place might ask by law – A Woman of lesse Place might aske by Law;
Henry VIIIH8 II.iii.62Does purpose honour to you no less flowingDoe's purpose honour to you no lesse flowing,
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.43With less allegiance in it! Men that makeWith lesse Allegeance in it. Men that make
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.272stabbed their mothers, they would have done no less.stab'd their Mothers, they would haue done no lesse.
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.19that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that Brutus loue to Casar, was no lesse then his. If then,
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.21is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that Iis my answer: Not that I lou'd Casar lesse, but that I
Julius CaesarJC V.iv.27A prize no less in worth. Keep this man safe;A prize no lesse in worth; keepe this man safe,
King Edward IIIE3 I.i.103A voluntary mischief hath less scornA voluntarie mischiefe hath lesse scorne,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.224Though little, I do prize it ten times less.Though litle I do prise it ten tymes lesse,
King Edward IIIE3 II.ii.125And that, my dearest love, can be no lessAnd that my dearest loue, can be no lesse,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.ii.25We can no less but put you to the sword,We can no lesse but put ye to the sword,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iii.82By this revenge that loss will seem the less.By this reuenge, that losse will seeme the lesse,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.vi.41No less than forty thousand wicked eldersNo lesse than fortie thousand wicked elders,
King LearKL I.i.42And you, our no less loving son of Albany – And you our no lesse louing Sonne of Albany,
King LearKL I.i.58No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honour,No lesse then life, with grace, health, beauty, honor:
King LearKL I.i.81No less in space, validity, and pleasureNo lesse in space, validitie, and pleasure
King LearKL I.i.93According to my bond, no more nor less.According to my bond, no more nor lesse.
King LearKL I.i.195.1Nor will you tender less.Nor will you tender lesse?
King LearKL I.iv.13I do profess to be no less than I seem: to serve himI do professe to be no lesse then I seeme; to serue him
King LearKL I.iv.118Speak less than thou knowest,Speake lesse then thou knowest,
King LearKL I.iv.119Lend less than thou owest,Lend lesse then thou owest,
King LearKL I.iv.122Set less than thou throwest;Set lesse then thou throwest;
King LearKL I.iv.163Fools had ne'er less grace in a year,Fooles had nere lesse grace in a yeere,
King LearKL II.iv.134You less know how to value her desertYou lesse know how to value her desert,
King LearKL II.iv.195.1Deserved much less advancement.Deseru'd much lesse aduancement.
King LearKL III.i.23Throned and set high – servants, who seem no less,Thron'd and set high; Seruants, who seeme no lesse,
King LearKL III.iii.16 bed. If I die for it, as no less is threatened me, the Kingbed, if I die for it, (as no lesse is threatned me) the King
King LearKL III.iii.22That which my father loses – no less than all.That which my Father looses: no lesse then all,
King LearKL IV.vii.61Four score and upward, not an hour more nor less,Fourescore and vpward, / Not an houre more, nor lesse:
King LearKL V.iii.95Ere I taste bread, thou art in nothing lessEre I taste bread, thou art in nothing lesse
King LearKL V.iii.165I am no less in blood than thou art, Edmund;I am no lesse in blood then thou art Edmond,
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.7Matchless Navarre; the plea of no less weightMatchlesse Nauarre, the plea of no lesse weight
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.17I am less proud to hear you tell my worthI am lesse proud to heare you tell my worth,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.55I think no less. Dost thou not wish in heartI thinke no lesse: Dost thou wish in heart
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.384.2I cannot give you less.I cannot giue you lesse.
MacbethMac I.iii.119.1Promised no less to them?Promis'd no lesse to them.
MacbethMac I.iii.137Are less than horrible imaginings.Are lesse then horrible Imaginings:
MacbethMac I.iv.19To overtake thee. Would thou hadst less deserved,To ouertake thee. Would thou hadst lesse deseru'd,
MacbethMac I.iv.31That hast no less deserved, nor must be knownThat hast no lesse deseru'd, nor must be knowne
MacbethMac I.iv.32No less to have done so, let me enfold theeNo lesse to haue done so: Let me enfold thee,
MacbethMac III.i.135Whose absence is no less material to meWhose absence is no lesse materiall to me,
MacbethMac IV.iii.130No less in truth than life. My first false speakingNo lesse in truth then life. My first false speaking
MacbethMac V.iv.12Both more and less have given him the revolt,Both more and lesse haue giuen him the Reuolt,
Measure for MeasureMM I.iv.17Proclaim you are no less. Can you so stead meProclaime you are no lesse: can you so steed me,
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.132I think no less. Good morrow to your lordship.I thinke no lesse: good morrow to your Lordship.
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.86With less respect than we do ministerWith lesse respect then we doe minister
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.128But in the less, foul profanation.But in the lesse fowle prophanation.
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.253More nor less to others payingMore, nor lesse to others paying,
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.58If he be less, he's nothing: but he's more,If he be lesse, he's nothing, but he's more,
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.142.2We did believe no less.We did beleeue no lesse.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.54With no less presence but with much more loveWith no lesse presence, but with much more loue
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.113I feel too much thy blessing, make it lessI feele too much thy blessing, make it lesse,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.38than reason; but if she be less than an honest woman,then reason: but if she be lesse then an honest woman,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.322Shed thou no blood, nor cut thou less nor moreShed thou no bloud, nor cut thou lesse nor more
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.324Or less than a just pound, be it but so muchOr lesse then a iust pound, be it so much
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.93So doth the greater glory dim the less.So doth the greater glory dim the lesse,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.300Less than an ace, man; for he is dead. He isLesse then an ace man. For he is dead, he is
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.54It is so, indeed; he is no less than a stuffed man;It is so indeed, he is no lesse then a stuft man:
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.32no beard is less than a man; and he that is more than ano beard, is lesse then a man: and hee that is more then a
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.33youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I amyouth, is not for mee: and he that is lesse then a man, I am
Much Ado About NothingMA II.ii.38instances, which shall bear no less likelihood than toinstances which shall beare no lesse likelihood, than to
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.51kind of men, the less you meddle or make with them,kinde of men, the lesse you meddle or make with them,
OthelloOth I.iii.361the Moor. My cause is hearted: thine hath no lessthe Moore. My cause is hearted; thine hath no lesse
OthelloOth II.iii.213Thou dost deliver more or less than truth,Thou dost deliuer more, or lesse then Truth,
OthelloOth III.iii.271Prerogatived are they less than the base.Prerogatiu'd are they lesse then the Base,
PericlesPer II.ii.9My commendations great, whose merit's less.My Commendations great, whose merit's lesse.
PericlesPer IV.iii.7Much less in blood than virtue, yet a princessmuch lesse in bloud then vertue, yet a Princes
PericlesPer IV.vi.36less than it gives a good report to a number to be chaste.lesse then it giues a good report to a number to be chaste.
Richard IIR2 I.iii.292For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite
Richard IIR2 II.i.49Against the envy of less happier lands;Against the enuy of lesse happier Lands,
Richard IIR2 II.ii.34'Tis nothing less. Conceit is still derived'Tis nothing lesse: conceit is still deriu'd
Richard IIR2 II.iii.15And hope to joy is little less in joyAnd hope to ioy, is little lesse in ioy,
Richard IIR2 II.iii.19Of much less value is my companyOf much lesse value is my Companie,
Richard IIR2 III.iii.55With no less terror than the elementsWith no lesse terror then the Elements
Richard IIIR3 II.i.93God grant that some, less noble and less loyal,God grant, that some lesse Noble, and lesse Loyall,
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.67No less importing than our general good,No lesse importing then our generall good,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.197Though far more cause, yet much less spirit to curseThough far more cause, yet much lesse spirit to curse
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.299A grandam's name is little less in loveA Grandams name is little lesse in loue,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.95By having him making yourself no less.By hauing him, making your selfe no lesse.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.96No less? Nay, bigger! Women grow by men.No lesse, nay bigger: women grow by men.
Romeo and JulietRJ II.chorus.11And she as much in love, her means much lessAnd she as much in Loue, her meanes much lesse,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iv.109'Tis no less, I tell ye, for the bawdy hand of'Tis no lesse I tell you: for the bawdy hand of
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.18hair less in his beard than thou hast. Thou wilt quarrelhaire lesse in his beard, then thou hast: thou wilt quarrell
Romeo and JulietRJ III.iii.9What less than doomsday is the Prince's doom?What lesse then Doomesday, / Is the Princes Doome?
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.69He is no less than what we say he is.He is no lesse then what we say he is.
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.77For I will love thee ne'er the less, my girl.For I will loue thee nere the lesse my girle.
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.370Gremio, 'tis known my father hath no lessGremio, 'tis knowne my father hath no lesse
The TempestTem I.i.44We are less afraid to be drowned than thou art.we are lesse afraid to be drownde, then thou art.
The TempestTem I.ii.335To name the bigger light, and how the less,To name the bigger Light, and how the lesse
The TempestTem III.i.78What I desire to give, and much less takeWhat I desire to giue; and much lesse take
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.109shalt be no less esteemed.shalt be no lesse esteemed.
Timon of AthensTim III.i.26him of purpose to have him spend less. And yet hehim of purpose, to haue him spend lesse, and yet he
Timon of AthensTim III.i.55It turns in less than two nights? O you gods!It turnes in lesse then two nights? O you Gods!
Timon of AthensTim III.ii.3We know him for no less, though weWe know him for no lesse, thogh we
Timon of AthensTim III.ii.40But in the mean time he wants less, my lord.But in the mean time he wants lesse my Lord.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.450But thieves do lose it. Steal less for this I give you,But Theeues do loose it: steale lesse, for this I giue you,
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.405Nor wish no less, and so I take my leave.Nor wish no lesse, and so I take my leaue.
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.32Makes me less gracious, or thee more fortunate:Makes me lesse gracious, or thee more fortunate:
Titus AndronicusTit IV.ii.53Well, more or less, or ne'er a whit at all.Well, more or lesse, or nere a whit at all,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.i.11Less valiant than the virgin in the night,Lesse valiant then the Virgin in the night,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.70Speak, Prince of Ithaca; and be't of less expectSpeak Prince of Ithaca, and be't of lesse expect:
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.355In no less working than are swords and bowsIn no lesse working, then are Swords and Bowes
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.13that little little, less than little wit from them that theythat little little lesse then little wit from them that they
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.148valiant, as wise, no less noble, much more gentle, andvaliant, as wise, no lesse noble, much more gentle, and
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.85ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one.ten; and discharging lesse then the tenth part of one.
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.164Though less than yours in past, must o'ertop yours;Though lesse then yours in past, must ore-top yours:
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.i.66Both merits poised, each weighs nor less nor more;Both merits poyz'd, each weighs no lesse nor more,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.173My well-famed lord of Troy, no less to you.My well-fam'd Lord of Troy, no lesse to you.
Twelfth NightTN I.ii.33What great ones do, the less will prattle of – What great ones do, the lesse will prattle of,)
Twelfth NightTN I.iv.13Thou knowest no less but all. I have unclaspedThou knowst no lesse, but all: I haue vnclasp'd
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.157less!lesse.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.184his lord and my niece confirms no less. Therefore thishis Lord and my Neece, confirmes no lesse. Therefore, this
Twelfth NightTN V.i.208I must have done no less, with wit and safety.I must haue done no lesse with wit and safety.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.105Nay, sir, less than a pound shall serve me forNay Sir, lesse then a pound shall serue me for
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vii.11Much less shall she that hath Love's wings to fly,Much lesse shall she that hath Loues wings to flie,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.352the wit, for the greater hides the less. What's next?the wit; for the greater hides the lesse: What's next?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.25And less than this, I am sure, you cannot give.And lesse then this, I am sure you cannot giue.)
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.125I fear less than my fortune. Know, weak cousin,I feare lesse then my fortune: know weake Cosen
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.44As by another that less loves her – As by an other that lesse loves her:
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.58Which is for me less easy to commitWhich is for me, lesse easie to commit,
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.282You never spoke what did become you lessYou neuer spoke what did become you lesse
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.392Clerk-like experienced, which no less adornsClerke-like experienc'd, which no lesse adornes
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.54Which often hath no less prevailed than soWhich often hath no lesse preuail'd, then so,
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.56Less appear so in comforting your evilsLesse appeare so, in comforting your Euilles,
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.70In so entitling me; and no less honestIn so entit'ling me: and no lesse honest
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.55Less impudence to gainsay what they didLesse Impudence to gaine-say what they did,
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.90.1Look for no less than death.Looke for no lesse then death.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.ii.26are no less unhappy, their issue not being gracious, thanare no lesse vnhappy, their issue, not being gracious, then
The Winter's TaleWT IV.ii.32court, and is less frequent to his princely exercises thanCourt, and is lesse frequent to his Princely exercises then
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.154To greet a man not worth her pains, much lessTo greet a man, not worth her paines; much lesse,

Poems

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A Lover's ComplaintLC.188 And so much less of shame in me remains, And so much lesse of shame in me remaines,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.137 And so by hoping more they have but less, And so by hoping more they haue but lesse,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1285 The repetition cannot make it less; The repetition cannot make it lesse:
SonnetsSonn.17.10 Be scorned like old men of less truth than tongue, Be scorn'd, like old men of lesse truth then tongue,
SonnetsSonn.20.5 An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling, An eye more bright then theirs, lesse false in rowling:
SonnetsSonn.96.3 Both grace and faults are loved of more and less; Both grace and faults are lou'd of more and lesse:
SonnetsSonn.102.2 I love not less, though less the show appear; I loue not lesse, thogh lesse the show appeare,
SonnetsSonn.102.9 Not that the summer is less pleasant now Not that the summer is lesse pleasant now
SonnetsSonn.123.12 Made more or less by thy continual haste. Made more or les by thy continuall hast:

Glossary

 10 result(s).
light[of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
light[Q variant] [of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
meanof low rank, inferior in position, less important
meanerlower ranking, less eminent
slackless attentive, remiss, lax
smoothgloss over, make less noticeable, camouflage
under-honestless than honourable
unfoolmake less of a fool, remove the name of fool from
wither outcause to dwindle, make less
writplays written according to traditional rules of drama; also: a district of the city subject to a sheriff's legal order [i.e. less suitable for theatres]

Thesaurus

 8 result(s).
attentive, lessslack
eminent, lessmeaner
fool, make less of aunfool
honourable, less thanunder-honest
important, lessmean
less, makewither out
noticeable, make lesssmooth
weight, of less [of counterfeit coins]light

Themes and Topics

 5 result(s).
Comparison...4 ii ii 23 worse worser [cf less bad] ham iii iv 158 occasional...
Functional shift...iv ii 243 great griefs … medicine the less   pageant* tc i iii 151 ...
Who and who... who and its derivatives present a less complex scenario than what most interro...
Classical mythology...s fall / on mars&rsquo s armour with less remorse than pyrrhus&rsquo bleeding swo...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...r of these words are also used in other less frequent senses in shakespearean englis...
...re owes kl i iv 119 [fool to lear] lend less than thou owest mac i iii 75 [macbeth t...

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
LESSBASICless adj, less n, lessen
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